A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

PNA Village needs volunteer drivers

October 14th, 2014 by Doree

The PNA Village needs volunteer drivers to transport Village members to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, just-for-fun outings and more. Volunteers choose when and how often they drive. Trips are usually within the Phinney/Greenwood/Ballard area.

The PNA Village is a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, and helps neighbors remain active and engaged while staying in their homes and neighborhoods as they age.

Contact Amanda at 206-789-1217 or amandaw@phinneycenter.org for more information.

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Community members and businesses can sponsor a lighted ‘monkey’ for holiday season

October 8th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is seeking community members and businesses to sponsor a lighted metal monkey for the holiday season.

The 150 monkeys will hang in “troupes” along Greenwood-Phinney avenues and the downtown corridor. They’ll be in trees and store windows and hang from awnings during from the end of November through December to help promote the holiday season, in conjunction with Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights event.

Sponsorship for each monkey is $25. The first 75 household sponsors also receive a pair of tickets to the WildLights preview night on Nov. 25. Monkeys will be displayed from Nov. 29 to Dec. 30. A Holiday Lighting event to kick off the season will happen at the raid tower at 67th and Phinney in front of the PNA on Nov. 29.

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Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is TODAY! Eat out to help the hungry

October 8th, 2014 by Doree

The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is today (Wednesday), raising money for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program. Dine at any of the 33 neighborhood restaurants, pubs or coffee shops any time today, and a portion of the sales will be donated to the program. Grab a coffee and pastry for breakfast, have lunch with your co-workers, then take the family out for dinner.

Participating businesses will have a colorful whirligig sign outside. And you can check the full list here.

If you’re not able to eat out today but still want to support the Hot Meal Program, you can send a check to the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.

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Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is next Wednesday

October 2nd, 2014 by Doree

The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is coming up next Wednesday, Oct. 8. Dine at any of the 33 neighborhood restaurants, pubs or coffee shops any time that day, and a portion of the sales will be donated to the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program. Participating businesses will have a colorful whirligig sign outside. And you can check the full list here.

If you’re not able to eat out that day but still want to support the Hot Meal Program, you can send a check to the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.

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Phinney Center kicks off accessibility capital campaign next Wednesday

September 25th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is beginning a new capital campaign, this time aimed at accessibility in the Brick Building, which doesn’t have an elevator.

The campaign’s kickoff is from 6-8 p.m. next Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Brick Building’s Community Hall, with refreshments, a building tour, and more information about the renovations planned. Please RSVP to Amy Besunder, PNA development director, at amyb@phinneycenter.org so they can plan enough food and drink.

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‘Monkey Benders’ needed for neighborhood fabrication project

September 24th, 2014 by Doree

Metal benders are needed starting this Thursday to create 150 metal frame monkeys that will light up the streets of Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this holiday season.

Working with a professional fabricator, volunteers will bend and tack weld 1/8″ x 3/4″ flat bar into various monkey shapes starting this Thursday, Sep 25. Additional bending sessions will be scheduled based on the availability of volunteers and shop time. The work will be performed at Close Enough Engineering, 630 Boren Ave N, in South Lake Union. Volunteers need to have strong hands, not be afraid of sweating and getting dirty, and able to work at least one four-hour shift.

Interested? Contact Mike Veitenhans at mike.v@comcast.net

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Gently used kids gear sale at PNA Sept. 27

September 22nd, 2014 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Co-op is hosting its annual Gently Used Kids Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Shoppers can get big savings on gently used clothes in newborn to size 8, shoes, toys and gear, like pack-and-plays, cribs, car seats, strollers and maternity wear.

Bring your own bag. Strollers won’t fit inside the sale and must be parked outside. All proceeds benefit the Ballard Preschool Co-op.

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Phinney Center’s Power of Community breakfast and Capital Campaign kick-off

September 10th, 2014 by Doree

Two important events are coming up for the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

First up is the third annual Power of Community Fundraising Breakfast to support the PNA’s senior programs, from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. The keynote address, “Tilting at Windmills: Changing Aging in the 21st Century,” is by Kavan Peterson, co-founder of the pro-aging multi-blog network ChangingAging.org. You can register for the breakfast online. Attending the event is free, but participants are encouraged to donate at least $50. And if you aren’t able to attend the breakfast but would still like to contribute, click here.

Then, on Oct. 1, the PNA will host a kickoff party for the next phase of its Capital Campaign, which will upgrade the Brick Building. The building was built in 1917 and is not ADA accessible and does not have an elevator. Join the kickoff party from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Community Hall of the Brick Building. Take a tour of the building and learn more about the renovations. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Amy Besunder, Development Director, at amyb@phinneycenter.org.

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Call for artists for Phinney Center Gallery in 2015

August 25th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is accepting submissions for its 2015 gallery season for visual artists working in 2D or 3D media for individual or group shows. Submission deadline is Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. More information and the online application are here.

The Phinney Center Gallery is located in the historic Phinney Center in Seattle, Washington. Our gallery shows are advertised to 17,000 local community members and 3,000-4,000 viewers visit the Phinney Center each month. Our gallery has approximately 100 linear feet of wall space (depending on configuration of walls), as well as display capacity for three-dimensional work in locked glass cases and pedestals. The gallery will provide insurance. Priority consideration for gallery shows will go to artists working in the Puget Sound area who are not currently represented by a commercial gallery.

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Community solar project being installed at Phinney Center

August 18th, 2014 by Doree

Crews have been working to install the first North Seattle community solar project at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. The solar panels themselves will be installed today.

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On the roof of the PNA’s Blue Building, with Green Lake in the background. Photo courtesy Puget Sound Solar.

Woodland Park Zoo also is getting two large photovoltaic solar arrays as part of the same project, which is sponsored by Seattle City Light. Together, the zoo and the PNA’s arrays will comprise about 74 kilowatts of solar.

Customers can buy one or more units for $150 each. Investors will receive annual City Light energy credits and Washington State incentive payments until 2020, when the solar systems will belong completely to the PNA and the zoo.

Update: Here are two pictures of the first panels being installed today. (Thanks to the PNA for the photos.)

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Volunteers needed for Phinney Center’s Hot Meal Program

June 26th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association needs volunteers to help prepare, cook, serve and clean up dinner for its Hot Meal Program from 3-7 p.m. on Mondays at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Volunteers must be at least 10 years old (children ages 10 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult). The Hot Meal Program serves 150-200 free meals three times a week at two sites. For more information or to sign up, contact LeAnne at leannec@phinneycenter.org or 206-783-2244.

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Goal! Where to watch the World Cup in Greenwood-Phinney

June 10th, 2014 by Doree

You’ve got several options if you’re looking to stay in the neighborhood while watching World Cup games, which start on Thursday and go through July 13, including The Yard, 8313 Greenwood Ave. N., and The Dray, 708 NW 65th St., which is showing all the games live (check out their schedule).

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting free screenings for all the USA games, as well as a few other showpiece games and the finals.

Lantern Brewing, 938 N. 95th St., will be showing select games, including Thursday’s home opener.

The Angry Beaver, 8412 Greenwood Ave. N., will show all the games.

Prost!, 7311 Greenwood Ave. N., will show all the USA and Germany matches, while its sister restaurant across the street, Hecho, at 7314 Greenwood Ave. N., will show all the USA and Mexico matches.

The 74th St. Alehouse is showing all the 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. games with sound. They’ll be open early for some of the games. Check their Facebook page for updated match schedules.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is once again turning its Community Hall in the Brick Building into a public viewing experience with a 14-foot-by-8-foot screen to show 40+ matches live. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted (suggested donation is $3 for adults, $2 for kids, or $10 for a family of four or more). At least one food truck will be at every game. Every event is all-ages, and there’s even childcare provided on June 21-22. Check the schedule for the full list of food trucks and which games will feature a face painter.

Any other neighborhood venues showing World Cup games? Let us know below in Comments or email us.

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